Sunday, December 28, 2008

NYX trios

I am in love with NYX trios!! LOVE...I just purchased three from top to bottom:

Ultra Chic
Lake Moss

I love to use these in different looks I found one from emilynoel in how to use the lake moss palette, I wore this look yesterday and loved it.

There is an anti-diva tutorial from califjewels

I havent found one using ultra chic yet but the colors aare really sheer silver and cream white and white so cant wait to use for a winter look!

I will do a blog on the lipstick by them that I love and have...

You can buy NYX through

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

16 fun facts
1. I am an only child…I have two step brothers but primarily most of my life I have been an only
2. I am a mutt, Croatian, Italian, polish Czech and a few other things mixed in…
3. My favorite wine of all time is Hogue rieseling but I primary love red wines….for health reasons etc
4. From the age of 14-16 I modeled in fashion shows and hair shows for Jose Eber and local salons
5. In my teens I was obsessed with fashion…I wanted to be a fashion designer…I didn’t even get into wearing makeup til I hit my 30s!
6. This Friday Dec 19th I turn 34
7. I get annoyed easily with people…I dotn know why but I do…I just like to be kind and treat others as such
8. Although not now…I used to be extremely shy….head down and all.
9. I prefer summer over any other season
10. I went to college for computer science but would like to do make-up artistry on the side
11. I was engaged when I was 24 and he was the wrong one…wrong wrong wrong….Ive learned its ok to be single and to not be
Married with ten kids by the time you are 30.
12. I have not been to Europe but it is on my new list of places to travel
13. I used to travel across the US as a project manager for a health care company and now work as a QA Analyst instead and no more travel…at least not for the moment!
14. Love all types of animals…my boyfriend and I have cats but I also want a dog…life isn’t complete without animals
15. In my travels for work and pleasure I have been to 48 of the 50 states!
16. As far as food is concerned, I love to eat foods from all over the new obsession is ethipopian cuisine

Monday, December 8, 2008

Liplicious at Bath and Body works

This is a review of the liplicious product that I recently purchased from Bath and Body works....well I think I'm glad I didnt pay the original $12 for this product and only paid $6....on one end is a brown sugar scrub that smells great and feels great when applied it then says I can eat the sugar once im done...I think I wish I tasted terrible. Next I tried teh color on lips feel a slight smoothness but nothing like when I use the sara happ lip scrub...sorry gals this doesn not get my vote.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

DuWop Payoff

Ok I happened upon this little nugget at the sephora yesterday and got a birthday invitatio nfro the store..cant wait to see what goodies they have in store for the shoppers!! It says a full size goodie bag...cant wait;)

Anywho off to Duwop Payoff it supposedly turns dry shadows to crewm and i have not offically tried it yet..I will keep you posted if it works well...

Stay warm cause baby its cold outside!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Drugstore haul continued

Ok needed two posts for this major haulage:
Wetn Wild Mega Mixers in Jungle juice, bahama mama,island mojo,Mai Tai and Mango margarita
Wetn wild Ultimate cover foundations in Honee and Naked
Wetn wild 3 in 1 stick #730 bronzey brown
Wetn wild Megaglo in catwalk pink and Spotlight peach
Wetn wild Ultimate touch pressed powder in Buff

Elf cream shadow in mocha swirl
Revlon star attraction lip gloss in Fuschia smooth and lilac kiss
Wetn wild diamon brilliance in Babys got bling
NYC lengthing mascara in jet black
Mary kate and ashley paper me pretty bronzer on the go sheets
Elf custom 4 quad compact (I use this to store pressed pigments)
NYC loose powder in buff
Ms Makeup natural palette in Natural neccesities
Lancome grape lip jubilee ( at tj maxx for $3.25)
Ulta stocking stuffers

Major Drugstore haul;)

I love my MAC, Nars and Chanel and such but....I also love a few drugstore brands:
Elf (some products)
MS Makeup
Wet n Wild
Mary kate and ashley at wal-mart
NYC products (loving the chroma face glow)
Not only are these products super cheap but work great and have staying power....

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!

I'm thankful for a lot of things this year, my health, my wonderful boyfriend, our home, my job and my friends...too name a few.


Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Lip Scrub

this lip scrub is a miracle lips felt smoother and happier after use...Tonight I tried the lip scrub in brown sugar..yum I will be buying this scrub in vanilla bean and cinnamon did I ever live without this...lets what teh box says...;)

Chanel Ombre D'EAU Fluid Irridescent Eyeshadow

I was visiting a friend tonight and she introduced me to this awesome eyeshadow they are $32 each but well worth the price...

I am a fan of the color Rivage 70.I know $32 is abit much for a liquid shadow but its Chanel afterall:)

Monday, November 24, 2008

NYC Chromas face powders and shadows

So I had also searched high and low for the chroma face powders and shadows...after searching through six rite aids....I found them

Chromas face glow in Sunstone and Moonstone

Marbleeyes pressed eyeshadows in Aquamarine and Tigers Eye

On my way home tonight I decided to stop at one more Rite Aid and they had an ENTIRE display on a lower shelf of ever color and every part of the collection I bought a second set in case I have to go on anotehr wild goose chase for these products. Tomorrow I will test run tigers eye and see if it lives up to the hype.

Enjoy the photos

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Black Friday sites....Enjoy;)

Kat Update....

Ahhh alas its Thursday…just a quick bite on what Ive been up to….in the last few weeks I moved with the boyfriend to our townhouse…
We are getting the living room and offices painted…we are redecorating…etc This has definitely taken me away from my makeup-addiction, blogs and YouTube…
I cant keep up and I am behind on my twittering reading as well…sniffle. So before the holidays get crazy for me with parties, events and birthdays including my own…
Im gonna dedicate most of this weekend to updating all my sites with products, pics blogs etc…a lofty idea but one in which I told the BF he can do whatever he wants all
Weekend, have a boys night…I'm hankering down….plus the weather here is Pittsburgh is gonna be rainy and dank as it now outside….
Here is a small list of what I plan on reviewing and blogging about etc.

-My pure luxe love and color samples
-My everyday look using the 28 color palette
-My version of the Kim kardashian look
-My updated collection and makeup station
-China Glaze color samples…right now I’m hoping to also start doing nail tutorials…need to practice first…
this you tuber did an awesome vid on some of the sample colors:

Here is a pic of my friend Mandy she did her own nails and French manicure…wow…She did it within an hour…looking good Mandy!
Well have a great Thursday everyone!!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

China Glaze

Well recently I discovered China glaze nail polishes....I went sally beauty today and armed with my sally club card...I bought 9 colors..each was buy 2 get one free and $3.25 wit hsally card...can you say deal!

Here are the colors I'd like to give a whirl
Lubu Heels
For Audrey
Fifth Avenue
Black diamond
Base coat
Ravishing darling
Love Letters
Solar power

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Everyday minerals

Ok I saw the reviews on youtube of the everyday mineral products...I ordered the sample pack and it arrived fairly quickly. I must say I lvoe the blush but I doubt I will by the powders....My skin which rarely breaks out...broke out and my face was itchy. The blush seemed to be ok so I'll probably order the blush and the eye shadows...anyone else find this with mineral makeup?

Friday, October 10, 2008

Mac and NYX

I just loved this photo this morning…..Kim Kardashian picking up some things at Mac…gotta love it!!
Im telling you once you start using MAC there isn’t any other make-up that comes close…for cheaper
versions I’d say NYX cosmetics….I’ve not found a drugstore makeup that even comes close to
The color payoff, cute packaging and value as NYX….
My faves are the Round Lipstick-in Perfect
NYX concealer in a jar
Trio eyeshadows
Eyeshadow sticks

Saturday, September 13, 2008

NARS turkish delight trio

I was trolling through the pages at nars cosmetics and found for the price of shipping you will receive a free mini trio of turkish delight colors a great way to try before you buy....i will upload some pics soon.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

My new hair

Pie Charts

Well my new hair look a little like Kelly Clarkson but not completely and I got my original hair to go from brown highlights to dramatic....

Anywho here is a peek:)

Thursday, August 14, 2008


I am going for a new cut again....yep I get bored with my hair very easily...going back to black and i love this cut...its kelly clarkson not a big fan of her but loving it....I'll share pics of mine version when I get a chance....

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Printable coupons

Here is a really good site for coupons. It has like every store under the sun.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

My makeup table....A DIY for sure:)

Happy 4th everyone!! I decided that since the weather wasnt that great this past weekend that it was time for a little DIY project...I occasionally like to head on a goodwill jaunt and look for things but rarely find cool furniture and such.....but I was in luck. I have been watching a lot of the yout tube videos and looking for a makeup table to do all my little makeup artistry and I was in luck...I foudn a little desk fro mthe 60's or 70's it appeared...many peopel would look at it and not see the potential but well I wish i had did a before and after cause the after made me very happy.....take a peek this si the end result as soon as I arrange and reorganize....I will take some more pics and do a video for you-tube...let me know what you think:)

Total project: Desk at goodwill-$30 Primer(home depot)-$6 Black enamel paint-$6 Silver knobs-$$24 Total cost-$66

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Cleansing 101

I think it is super important to wash your face know the old adage dont forget to wash your face before you go to bed...your pores open up and suck all the stuff into your skin."Yeck" Anyways here is a little list to help you along..Happy cleaning: Remove makeup Gently use your favorite eye makeup remover and sweep across your eyes....i say gently cause rubbing causes wrinkles. Next use favorite cleanser....i prefer noxema for oily skin and a creamy cleanser such as the line found at kohls Good skin...great smelling and gentle. Dry and mousturize...thats it....this is what i do to keep my skin looking young and blemish free.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

78 color palette, 88 and just well palettes

Everyone has been talking about the 78 and 88 color palette at, they are currently sold out so i went on ebay and bought the 78 color palette its $10 more with shipping but you can also find the 88 color palette there too its pretty much the same one as coastal scents. As soon as I get it, I will submit my review....I am stil lso new to this...please take a look...I'll get better;)

Eyebrow shapers...dream tool!!

These are great as I dont overpluck and have found these to be a godsend and got my mom to use them too...they are by Noxema and they are eyebrow shavers....awesome little tools I get my eyebrows professionally done and then I buy these little tools to keep them up...flawless!! Available at wal greens and target, walmart etc.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Here’s me hour #5 wearing the Loreal paint in secretive….I know others have given it an iffy review but so far…it has staying power and I like it.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Loreal HIP

Lately I have been hearing a lot about Loreal HIP pigments, shadow duos and paint so I decided to buy a few and see how they hold up....
I got Loreal HIP Shocking shadow pigment in Intrepid, Cream shadow paint in Secretive and two duos in Charisma and Sassy.

I am going to wear the paint in Secretive tomorrow stay tuned for a review of how it holds up throughout the day.

Thursday, June 12, 2008


Mac is offering 15% online and in mac stores...a little sad they are not including the mac stores in Macys....;( Enjoy anyways....I know I will be!!

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Learning more about makeup

I guess I thought I knew a lot about makeup but recently Ive discovered that I have more to learn. I have been watching a lot of the DIY videos on you tube for mixing medium, brush deordorizer and recentyl how to display my brushes like they are displayed in sephora!!
This also forced me to go through my makeup only to realize I held on to a lot more than I thought and to get rid of my old makeup.....if you havent used it in 6 months definitely pitch is what I found as a sort of timetable for pitching used make-up:

Step 1
Keep track of the dates that you buy makeup if possible. Most of it will lose effectiveness after about a year, and should be thrown out at that time.
Step 2
Watch your makeup for caking, cracking or drying out. If any of these happen, it is probably past time to throw away the offending product.
Step 3
Don't share your makeup to avoid gathering excess oils or as germs. If you share for some reason, it may be time to throw that makeup away, especially lip and eye makeup.

Store your makeup in a cool dry place— not in your car and preferable not on your bathroom counter where it will be exposed to steam and possibly to water.

Saturday, June 7, 2008


I have always been a fan of beauty and skin care. But I think that recently I have developed a knack for making my own beauty solutions and learning about DIY projects in skincare. I have recently starting searching on youtube for videos:

There are a few great beauty channels on youtube: Enkore beauty is probably my fave. This guy is entertaining and a wealth of knowledge.

I have made the mixing medium and used with my MAC and NYX pigments and they have kept up all day. Recipe included below:

3 parts water

1 part glycerine (Glycerine can be found at Wal-mart, Grocery stores, Rite Aid etc Its with the first aid items.

See instructional video for more…… This is really great and I have to say so cheap to make....Have fun!!